(8730500) EQS 500 - M.S. Thesis (0-2) NC


(8730501) EQS 501 - Earthquake Disaster Policies (3-0) 3


Natural and technological hazards and their impacts as subjects of policy; forms and levels of disaster policies; pre-disaster and post-disaster policy orientations; conflicts in natural and social systems and processes; central and local administrations and disasters; operational tools of policy, emergency management; risk avoidance, minimization and sharing; administrative and legal structures in disaster management; hazard and risk assessment mitigation planning and its tools; safety standards in land use; policies to upgrade safety in existing urban areas; appropriate structuring of risk sharing mechanisms and insurance; training, professional and public education. 
Must course for all students in the three programs. 
Instructors: Staff and Visiting Associates 

(8730503) EQS 503 - Seismology (2-2) 3


Principles of elastic wave propagation and their application to exploration seismology, the determination of earth structure, and the understanding of earthquake physics. Topics include: necessary mathematical tools (vectors and tensor analysis), fundamentals of elastic wave (stress, strain, elasticity, the equation of motion, wave equations), and advanced theories of seismic wave propagation within the earth (ray theory, body waves, surface waves and normal modes), basics of seismometry, seismic structure of the earth (radial and lateral heterogeneities), and physics of earthquakes (double couple, moment tensor, kinematics and dynamics). Strong ground motion parameters, response and design spectrum concepts, ground motion prediction equations. 
Must course for all students in the Earthquake Engineering and Active Tectonics programs.
Instructors: Arda Ozacar

(8730505) EQS 505 - Fundamentals of Earthquake Studies (3-0) 3


Introduction to multidisciplinary facets of disasters in general; human and environmental safety requirements. Overview of geological and geophysical aspects of earthquakes, identification and classification of resulting hazards and damages. Analysis of sources of mistakes and faults causing structural and infrastructural hazard; basic survey of hazard and damage reduction; disaster and risk management. Basic rescue, first aid and rehabilitation operations. Multidisciplinary aspects of earthquake hazard mitigation; organizational and administrative activity flows. Benefits of implementing interactive and parallel tasks among public agencies; roles of non-governmental or governmental academic, technical and other institutions in disaster management. Introduction to and emphasis on public educational programs for disaster preparedness. 
Must course for all students in the Disaster Management program. 
Instructor: Erhan Karaesmen 

(8730507) EQS 507 - Ionospheric Effects as the Precursor of the Earthquakes (3-0) 3


Demonstration of electromagnetic (EM) observations in different frequency ranges that may be employed as precursors to earthquakes. The processes that create the EM signatures.

The knowledge of the physics of the Near Earth Space (NES) in order to understand the processes to make the nowcast, forecast and prediction of the natural phenomena such as earthquakes, natural hazards, space weather. 
Instructor: Yurdanur Tulunay 

(8730590) EQS 590 - Seminar (0-2) NC

Must course for all students in the program.